shades of green tablescape in the veggie garden

Hello friends. The table is set in the veggie garden ready for us to take a moment and enjoy this spot a little bit longer. I want to share how the table is set in all sorts of shades of green (my favorite color!) in the veggie garden, blending right into the setting. I love all the details of this green garden tablescape.

green garden tablescape

Having a place to sit and rest in the garden lets us enjoy this spot and take in the beauty we create and nurture. We have enjoyed the benefits of the veggie garden all season. I harvested the last of the lettuces the other day. The tomatoes are so sweet and fabulous and a total delight. Now we’re starting to enjoy the peppers. I have some recipes coming your way soon.

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green garden tablescape

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all about the veggie garden

If you’re new around here you can read more about our veggie garden here {prepping and planting the vegetable garden for the season}. The traveling tea cup helped me harvest last week when she came for a visit {the traveling tea cup comes to visit the masterpiece home}.

green garden tablescape

We’ve had the garden for about 15 years now. It was one of the first gardening projects we completed when we moved into the masterpiece home. You can see how it looked way back when at the beginning before it was established here {how does your garden grow}.

vegetable garden

About 4 or 5 years ago we added the patio set so we could sit and enjoy our veggie garden oasis. Originally our landscape designer allowed this space for a potting bench, but it’s not practical for that purpose for me based on the location. But instead it allows for this wonderful sitting area.

green garden tablescape

This little bistro set was on our back patio, and it was really underutilized so I mentioned to Mr. M that I wanted to move it to the garden. The next morning is was installed in the garden just waiting for me. It’s the perfect setting to set a nature inspired green garden tablescape.

green garden tablescape

all the details about the green garden tablescape

The table is set with different layers of green hues, patterns and textures. Normally some of these greens might not play well together. Since there are so many different shades and hues of green though, they all just blend together.

green garden tablescape

The table is draped with a linen green stripes table cloth to set the stage. The plate stack starts with {moss chargers DIY}, followed by green enamelware plates, which were a thrift store find. I just shared this enamelware on Father’s Day here {picnic on a mountain top}.

green garden tablescape

Another thrift find are the green transferware mini plates, which crown the plate stack. I first shared them here {thrifted goodies – the Easter basket edition}. I only found two of these but I will find many uses for them around here.

green garden tablescape

The napkins and flatware are held together with a tree bark napkin holder. I figured the bark fit the nature setting. The flatware is disposable plastic, which I found at the Dollar Tree back during the Easter season. They remind me of Jadeite.

green garden tablescape

The Anthropologie green milk & depression glasses are some of my favorite glasses. The wine glasses I’ve been using in many tablescapes since I found them while thrift shopping.

green garden tablescape

A green watering can is spilling over with green hydrangeas from the backyard as a simple centerpiece, while a vintage French bucket chills the wine.

green garden tablescape

surrounded by nature in the veggie garden

The veggie garden creates a wonderful setting and backdrop for a leisurely moment in time. It relaxes me and always provides a happy place.

green garden tablescape

The Russian Sage creates such a great border around the fence. It’s a favorite of ours around here. We like it so much we also added some to the fence around the front of the house.


It has been crazy hot around here, making outdoor projects a bit difficult. I set this late in the afternoon when it started to cool off, and I love how the light hit the garden.

garden setting

The solar lights also create a nice glow around the arbor later at night. I’m hoping the temps will start to come down so I can finish some other outdoor projects.

garden at night

other garden stylings

Here’s a styling in the garden from the springtime.

queen beê garden
queen bee decor vignette in the vegetable garden

This styling has all the fall feels.

pumpkin styling in the garden
pretty perch in the garden

Another tablescape on the bistro set when it was on the back patio.

dinner for 2 al fresco

get the garden tablescape look

“Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.”

Allan Armitage

sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. J says:

    Very pretty garden area and table setting. The green glasses and flatware are such a nice addition. I can’t help but to ask…what is in the bee skep?

    1. Thanks so much. The bee skep is actually empty. I just have it as decor. It’s is a basket so I could fill it but the majority of the time it’s empty. XO- MJ

  2. So, so pretty, MJ!! I love all the different green hues that you chose to use! Such a relaxing place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

    1. Thanks Rachel. I do slow down when I’m out there. It’s a nice reprieve from my chaotic life. 🙂 XO- MJ

  3. Donna says:

    I love how you added the bistro table to your garden, it is such a quaint spot! Your table looks so pretty and those hydrangeas are awesome!!

    1. Thanks so much Donna. I love the sitting area in the garden too. It’s a great place for us to relax and unwind plus it’s a great space to style. XO- MJ

  4. Anna Price says:

    MaryJo – Having a table in the garden is the best idea EVER! Further, I love the colors of green that you coordinated and the vintage items you incorporated. Now I think I need a table in my garden . . . hmm

    1. Thanks so much Anna. I love having that little bistro set out there. It gets more use there now than it did on the patio. Thanks for the visit friend. XO- MJ

  5. Janet says:

    One thing that’s missing in my life is a little outdoor dining space… going to have to carve out some room, somewhere… in hopes of creating something as lovely as this. It’s beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Janet!! Your comment made my day! XO- MJ

  6. Cara says:

    Oh MaryJo, I would spend so much time sitting a spell at that wonderful bistro set. You have it perfectly styled, makes me just want to grab a book and a bottle of water and enjoy the setting. I imagine you spend quite a bit of time here, it’s beautiful.

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